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VP, Strategy Director

Digitas

Digitas

Operations
New York County, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Company Description

CoLab is a fully integrated, cross-discipline team that provides best-in-class services in a fluid and modular way. With our clients at the center, we create brand movement at the speed of people’s lives by connecting real-time data with world-class creative, content, and media in service of growth and Return on investment.

CoLab is a “power of one” solution, encompassing data, media, and production. By drawing from across the vast Publicis Groupe network, we are uniquely positioned to deliver innovation and specialized skills to our clients, as well as enriching opportunities and inclusive benefits to our employees. We pride ourselves on combining the atmosphere of a startup company with the stability and experience of a global leader.

Job Description

Publicis CoLab is where brilliant minds come together to create digital products, advertising campaigns and media experiences that bring bold, award-winning ideas to life. Strategy is a multi-disciplinary team of Creative, Social, Digital Experience Strategy experts, unified by a shared ambition to design experiences that move people.

The strategy team at CoLab is responsible for unearthing consumer insights and evaluating digital behaviors to create competitive advantage for our clients. This can be a deep look into a single behavior or a broader look that identifies and evaluates all of the opportunities available to make sound business and marketing decisions.

Both strategic planning and analytics are key dimensions to our work. Logical thinking that breaks problem solving into a discrete, clear flow is critical to providing credible and persuasive recommendations to our clients. We are fiercely committed to delivering high-quality analysis, in a structured, thoughtful presentation, with strict attention to deadlines and deliverables.

In general, to succeed in Strategy, candidates must demonstrate a strong work ethic, exceptional analytical skills, and a knack for converting insights into creative, actionable recommendations for our clients. An ability to communicate effectively and efficiently in both written and oral form and build trusted internal and external relationships are also key. Backgrounds in agency and consulting organizations are desired, as skills in analyzing and presenting information are honed.

This position is suited to a strategist with a minimum of 8-12 years’ experience working in a similar agency environment. The VP, Strategy Director will be responsible for overseeing all strategic work streams and driving the strategic vision for the brand.

The right candidate will understand that content is fuel for the patient journey and through data uncover the insights that develops the content patients need to help move through their journey making educated, wellness-focused decisions. They also understand that consumer experiences aren’t linear and take an omni-channel approach when partnering with media agencies to distribute content across the platforms. Sound like you? Read on.

What you’ll do

As a VP, Strategy Director your comprehensive media, and marketing expertise will be essential to providing strategic thought leadership on key client engagements.

Demonstrating an intimate understanding of how consumers interact with channels and technology, this pivotal role demands a focus on how to solve clients’ business challenges most effectively through an orchestrated system of paid, owned and earned touchpoints that inspires connected creativity.

Day-to-day, your role will concentrate on guiding strategy across key accounts while delivering industry-leading service, which includes:

  • Developing strong client relationships, from day-to-day clients to senior leadership, as a key strategic and business partner
  • Leading the strategic direction with internal and external teams in relation to our clients’ brand development and marketing approach
  • Gaining a deep, holistic and evolving understanding of our client’s business objectives, challenges, threats and opportunities – including forward looking awareness of emerging competitive threats – and formulating actionable strategic recommendations based on that understanding
  • Bringing experience from other brands and therapeutic areas to illuminate or support new strategies and solutions
  • Developing a nuanced understanding of our clients’ customers’ wants, needs, and behaviors across the full customer journey

Qualifications

This pivotal role requires a depth of expertise (7-10 years of relevant experience, with an advanced degree preferred), including a track record of impactful work experience and professional ingenuity – which means you are:

  • A digital marketing-savvy problem-solver with the unstoppable drive to inspire teams and bring the best work to life, based on your expertise with omni-channel orchestration (including media, CRM, site and mobile, etc.)
  • Successful track record within the Pharma marketing space a must.
  • A strong analytical thinker and translator with exceptional research dexterity, including several years of experience with media-centric tools such as Comscore, MRI, Google Analytics, to uncover the data and insights that drives strategic communications planning and implementation
  • A creative provocateur and persuasive storyteller who is endlessly curious and questioning with a keen ability to shift perspective as well as illuminate powerful insights and creative potential through data and narrative collaboration with all levels of the agency and its partners that will drive growth
  • A true collaborator that has worked on large scale projects across multiple digital properties – the true dot connector
  • An approachable manager with a solid track record of team oversight looking to further develop their management skillset. An all-around seasoned professional with exceptional communication, organizational and time management skills, and the flexibility to adapt quickly to change

Additional Information

Our Publicis Groupe motto “Viva La Différence” means we’re better together, and we believe that our differences make us stronger. It means we honor and celebrate all identities, across all facets of intersectionality, and it underpins all that we do as an organization. We are focused on fostering belonging and creating equitable & inclusive experiences for all talent.

Publicis Groupe provides robust and inclusive benefit programs and policies to support the evolving and diverse needs of our talent and enable every person to grow and thrive. Our benefits package includes medical coverage, dental, vision, disability, 401K, as well as parental and family care leave, family forming assistance, tuition reimbursement, and flexible time off.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Compensation Range: $121,000- $204,500. This is the pay range the Company believes it will pay for this position at the time of this posting. Consistent with applicable law, compensation will be determined based on the skills, qualifications, and experience of the applicant along with the requirements of the position, and the Company reserves the right to modify this pay range at any time. For this role, the Company will offer medical coverage, dental, vision, disability, 401k, and paid time off. The Company anticipates the application window for this job posting will end 04/07/2024.